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Anyone had Invisalign dental treatment?

(8 Posts)
madonnawhore Fri 15-Jul-11 22:25:28

If so, what's it like? What can I expect? How will it impact on my life? I imagine I'll have to be popping to the loo to take them out discreetly before I eat anything?

Most of all, do they work and were you happy with the results?

Am 99% sure I'm going to go ahead with it but would love to hear your experiences.

RichTeaAreCrap Sat 16-Jul-11 00:17:09

My DF has had this.

The results have been absolutely amazing - a couple of his teeth were twisted badly and the rest weren't great - this has been a brilliant transformation. He has worn it for about 12 months and now just wears the shield at night. People cannot believe the difference it has made to him. He has just had them whitened too and he has the perfect smile now.

He does have to take it out before eating - its no big problem, he just pops to the loo, rinses it and puts it in a tissue until he has finished eating then puts it back in. I suppose its a bit of a pain when he wants a drink as he takes it out then too. He tells me it has been worth every minute of inconvenience though.

I want to try it now my teeth are straight but have a couple of gaps I would love to close up.

Go for it, you wont regret it.

CMOTdibbler Sat 16-Jul-11 13:43:42

My colleague did it, and the results are fantastic. You can drink water with it in, and apart from the first two days after a new one you can pop them out v easily, so she could take it out discretely at the table. But found it did stop her snacking too

madonnawhore Sun 17-Jul-11 14:54:48

Oh phew! I've committed to doing it and I was really worried I was going to hear loads of horror stories about wasting thousands of pounds and not seeing any improvement.

Really excited about getting my new megawatt smile now smile

ScaredyDog Sun 17-Jul-11 16:11:25

Can I ask how much it is costing you please? I'm interested in doing it but imagine it's really expensive.

SofiaAmes Sun 17-Jul-11 16:21:14

My friend did it, but half way through, sneaky dentist switched to a cheaper system and made a mess of her teeth. Make sure you are getting the official Invisalign system as it is guaranteed in some way. Not sure of all the exact details.

madonnawhore Sun 17-Jul-11 19:54:02

Scaredy, it's about £3500 all in, but that's split into chunks. So my molds and x-rays, photographs, etc were £350. Then they send all that away to have your Invisalign braces made, which is about £1500 - but I got 0% finance for that and am paying it back at £150 per month. Then, in a year/14 mths time when the treatment has finished, there will be another £1500 to pay to get my retainers made and fitted and to have my teeth filed down so that the edges are lined up neatly. I plan to save up for this part during the treatment.

So yeah, it's not cheap. But it's something I've wanted to do for ages and I can (just about) afford it now. So I figured I'd go for it.

I'm hoping it will knock a couple of years off me too smile

ameliagrey Sun 17-Jul-11 20:31:01

the only negatives I have heard were from my dentist who did suggest I went for a consultation with a local orthodontist. she thinks that Invisalign can move teeth very fast and they may move back quickly.

I had moulds made but didn't go ahead.

One thing that concerns me is speech- I have had my teeth whitened using the trays you put in at home, and if Invisalign is like that< i'd have big problems talking- very short tongued and lispy!

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